New Year

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HAPPY 2016! Time flew by just like my skirt that I wore this past week. It’s so strange it’s December and I had the nerve to wear the following things; skirts, slip on’s and sweaters (no coats). This winter started of very strange here in New York it felt more like fall. I took advantage however and wore my skirts and went on about my business, don’t get me wrong I love doing that but I really want it to snow. Like Hello? Snow? Where are You?

During the summer I purchased this blue suede fridge crazy looking skirt. I am beyond happy I did it’s beautiful, only disappointing thing is it’s pretty large on me although I ordered the smallest size, yikes. Eventually I will have to take it to a tailor to take off some inches, so I can where it with other tops other than sweaters as pictured. It’s getting cold so I am glad I was able to get to where this one last time before the actual cold front hits. Once again Happy New Year!

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FOREVER21 Fringed Suede skirt (similar)

H&M Sweatshirt

SCHUTZ Cadey Lee Leather Black

Gift Guide for Her

 

2 posts? In one day? What!!!
Okay as promised here’s a Gift Guide but for HER now. I have a bit of a theme going on here with the all black, but I can’t help it. I have a couple of male followers that will thank me later, so you’re welcome in advance. All of the items are under $80 with the exception of one (those booties) in the image above only reason I put them there is because look at them they look good but here’s an alternative that cost less plus I’m extremely frugal so if you’re like me I’d go with these  (similar here) looks alike only difference is your bank account won’t suffer as much. Your mom, grandma, sister, friend, anybody would enjoy.

Take a Breath(er)

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Well well well look at what we have here. It’s a post written from me, to you guys can you believe it because I sure can’t! Today marks two years of me setting up this page. Look forward to tomorrow’s post, I’ll post a huge thanks to you all, posting schedule and life updates. See you of the flip side!

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Knit Sweater: Forever 21

Denim Jacket: Thrifted

Chelsea Boots: Forever 21

Wool Hat & Black Skinny’s: H&M

Photography by: Ashley Cuadrado

Photo Diary: Columbus, GA

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Last week was one of the most exciting weeks I’ve had this summer. Well, it’s a pretty easy explanation for that and it’s because I finally got to see my then boyfriend (i’ll explain why I said that later). For almost 5 months he’s been away in Georgia at basic training; the writing hand letters, speaking briefly for a couple minutes on the phone and etc are pretty much over. This was perhaps a huge milestone in his life and I’m happy I was able to make it and share the moment.There were 2 graduations I guess you can say. One was the Turning Blue ceremony, marking they’re infantry and the next day was the graduation. Georgia was freaking hot, the humidity was insane my hair didn’t last not even 10 minutes stepping out the airplane that was perhaps the only downfall. Other than that everything was pretty cool, the hotel, the foods and even the museum the National Infantry Museum, I think it’s a must see. Everyone was telling me how great it was and that I had to check it out. Luckily I was able to do so. Overall, the trip was good but like mentioned the heat was just … not nice at all. Here are some moments, I wish I could share them all … all 200 of them but I can’t and won’t, but enjoy these few that I had captured along the way.

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Oh, and reason I said my then boyfriend earlier is because he’s my fianceé now ….. he did it he asked the big question. He did perhaps the best job picking out both engagement ring and band, because this ring definitely screams my names; simple, so sparkly and white gold. Absolutely freaking perfect!!!!! Now I just feel like it’s mandatory to have my nails done at all times now.

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Mellow And Legs

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As Rick Flair would say “Woooooooooooo” 

It is hot as heck out in New York I mean like really. Me being the winter person that I am, I definiteley do not like the hot weather I feel icky, stick and gross. And not to mention the sweat, well I’m use to the sweat since I work out 5 days out of the week but regardless ugh it’s hot! Today I got my hair done at the salon for the first time in about a month, because it’s hot so I just do it at home the other times. And I feel gooood. I’ve seen growth in my hair I was surprised, not to mention I almost cut it again today but I didn’t. I look in the mirror right now and I can see why people assume it’s fake, but it’s not promise hehe. Scroll on down and check out my post on how to grow that bad boy out.

Okay, anywaysince I was feeling myself a tad bit I decided why not post a little something. I honestly have so many summer clothing that I don’t even know I have until I open my drawer. Spotted this cute colorful small number I got not to long ago … well my mom did (Thanks Mom) at Marshall’s and I just love how these shorts are bright and short but not too short. I have a serious problem going into stores such as H&M, The Gap etc finding shorts then trying them on and there way to short. I don’t know how you gals do it but I can’t.

Last but not least, thanks running for giving me killer legs that I love.

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Top from H&M (here) and (here)

Shorts from Marshall’s (similar here)

Shoes (similar)

Photo Diary: Washington, D.C

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The pass weekend I was able to go to Washington but not just for any old reason but to go see my cousin graduate (exciting)! Only stayed for one and a half days, if that even makes sense. Felt like more because of the adventures we took. While I was there it was burning hot with the temperature not even hitting close to 90 degrees, which was insane. Anyhow was able to go one a tour of all the monuments they have which was cool too see, on a double decker bus. It was cool at first but after awhile we were all over it because 1. too hot 2.too tired 3.getting darker and 4. we started running late for my cousins graduation. From the moment we got off the metro to go get ready it was a hassle, funny now that I look back at it but not before. Here are some snaps I got along the way.

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Home Beauty 101: Avocado hair mask

If there is anything I love is being home and looking up different types of DIY’s projects whether it be home, beauty or clothing related there is something pretty fun about them and sometimes what you’re looking for is right in your home and you don’t have to go out of your way and spend money. I like this especially when it comes to beauty related things, I like to keep it quick and simple and not buy a thousand and one products have them stashed in cabinets looking dust. Nothing beats making your own stuff because you know exactly what’s going into it, and not worry if there are some unknown chemical thrown in there for thew heck of it.

With that being said here’s an avocado hair mask I’ve meaning to put up for a while now but would also get sidetracked by homework. I use this every time before washing my hair and brings such a difference and life to my sometimes dry hair. I flipping ADORE this. Maybe you will too! You’ll thank me later, well not really me but my mom, I’ll let you know why soon.

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What you need:

1 half avocado
1 large egg yolk
2-3 tbsp of olive oil
honey (optional)(if you have ombre/or highlights and want it to be a brighter look; add some lemon juice).

What you need to do:

First, make sure you take the avocado before someone goes off and eats it before you even get to make the mask. Yeah, it’s happened to me like twice.

Alright, then take the half of that avocado and empty it out on a plate (make sure it’s ripe because it’s smoother and easier to mix) take a spoon and mash that bad boy up. Once that is mixed together take your egg yolk and mix it in with the mashed avocado until well combined. Lastly, take your olive oil and honey, mix it in your avocado hair mask. You’ll know it’s done until its a smooth consistency, it should be a bit thick. Place it in the microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds just to give it a little warmth and it’ll feel good, trust me.

Then, starting from your scalp, apply the hair mask deep into the scalp and work your way around your head. Once you have covered your entire head and have some left over place them on your ends OR on your face (which will leave your skin feeling smooth plus avocado is known to be anti-wrinkles helps reduce them. Place your hair into a small bun, and cover it in a shower cap (if you do not have a plastic bag works just as fine) and ten go on about your business. You can go cook, clean, paint your nails and watch some Lifetime movies (me) and do what you want and enjoy yourself. You can leave this hair mask on for hours yes hours. But if you’re not like me and want to move it along the minimum is 15 minutes to leave this hair mask sitting. When you’re done doing whatever your doing go hop in that shower. Wash the hair mask off, and then scrub your hair down with your favorite shampoo … basically do whatever you would do to wash your hair with the shampoo and conditioner all of the usual things. And THERE it’s done! Either leave it to air dry, blowdry then flat iron or do some rollers and go under the dryer for an hour (like I do) wrap it up and the next day BOOM you will be looking like a billion bucks with nice silky hair and roots 🙂 Also I can’t forget to mention, for me personally, I’ve seen growth occur faster once I cut my hair to shoulders length in the summer, so yeah it’s not only good for your hair to be nice and smooth but helps you grow it as well. Also thanks, to my mom who watches a morning show every Saturday and writes down some of the recipes they give out for your skin, hair etc … I use to think it was stupid until I tried and it actually worked.

Reasons why this mask is amazing:

Avocado is a true super food! It has many nutrients and vitamins which is good for the body that really does need it. It also serves as so many benefits for your hair and I will definitely name a few so you can see it’s not only for one specific hair type. I for one tend to have dry hair and sometimes pretty itchy and the different benefits that I have read have shown me that they would work wonders on my hair and it has. It’s a great dandruff treatment. I’ve tried this on my brother who had this issue and now I don’t even need to put any one him because his hair has totally changed. You probably read this and said “oh crap! I don’t have dry hair so now I cant do this” well guess what you’re wrong. It works for shiny hair as well the only difference is you’ll only need the ripe avocado obviously, coconut oil and a yolk. This mask will dry the hair a bit and add some volume into it. And let’s not forget about the frizzy hair it helps it keep it tame and in its place. Like I first mentioned it’s great to use as a face mask as well it helps dry, dehydrated skin. If you get into that habit of applying it this and washing it off every night before you go to bed you will feel and see such a difference on your skin in a matter of days. If you can oily skin I wouldn’t recommend this it will probably make you break out because the oil in the avocado is very absorbent and nourishing.

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